Celia Monroy - resourceful, resilient, reliable - is a Master of Arts in Teaching candidate pursuing her single subject Spanish language teaching credential.
Monroy received a Promising Master of Arts in Teaching award at the School of Education's 2019-2020 Scholarship Awards Ceremony on November 1.
Promising Master of Arts in Teaching awards, provided through a Hispanic Serving Institution grant from the U.S. Department of Education, support students who demonstrate the potential to become inspirational teachers.
"I first decided to be a teacher when I was in first grade," said Celia. "Then I wanted to be a doctor, then an architect, then an engineer, but at the end, I went back to teaching. Like everyone, I wanted to make a difference, and teaching is one of the best ways to do that. I want to be a teacher to empower and support struggling students. As an immigrant woman of color, I know how difficult the education system can be. I want students to be proud of their heritage and know that they are capable individuals with lots of potential who can accomplish anything they set their minds to. I am incredibly thankful for this scholarship award, it will help me cover some of my living expenses and tuition costs. Most importantly, reduce the stress and financial burden of student loans."